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As the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States, New York City’s Ellis Island was America’s busiest immigrant inspection station for more than 60 years. Today, the island’s restored main building houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which honors the US’s immigrant heritage, chronicles the island’s role in immigration history, and gives voice to the immigrants themselves.

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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

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Save precious time by prepurchasing reserve-line tickets for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands. Get familiar with boarding procedures during a 30-minute orientation tour with a guide, then enjoy priority boarding, bypassing the oft-lengthy flex ticket general line. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum with the aid of an audio guide, and upgrade for access to Lady Liberty’s pedestal.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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US$55.99
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

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Avoid a long wait in the ticket line by prepurchasing ferry tickets for Liberty and Ellis islands. Get tips and background information from a guide during a 30-minute orientation, then explore the two sights at your own pace with the aid of an audio guide. Upgrade to get fast-track reserve-line tickets and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, which houses a museum.
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  • 3 hours
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US$49.99
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Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

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There’s no better way to see New York than from the air and helicopter tours don’t have to cost the earth. Feel the history as you soar above Ellis Island, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more on this short but perfectly tailored flight that brings you eye to eye with the iconic Statue of Liberty. Choose between multiple departures throughout the day, with a maximum of six travelers per flight.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$155.00
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OPEN: Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, & Battery Park with Roundtrip Ferry Ride

OPEN: Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, & Battery Park with Roundtrip Ferry Ride

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Visit two of NYC's top landmarks without wasting time in the typically long lines with this hassle-free tour to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Meet-up with your guide to start your day with a dose of Lower Manhattan history touring through Battery Park. Then, board the Liberty Island Ferry, enjoy views of Downtown Manhattan, and head to the Statue of Liberty to explore solo, or upgrade to the fully guided tour. Wrap up your day visiting Ellis Island, and returning on a ferry ride, all included.
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  • 3 hours
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US$55.00
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Round trip Ferry

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Round trip Ferry

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Make your trip to the Statue of Liberty as stress-free as possible with this time-saving tour. Get tips on how to make the most of your visit during a 30-minute guided orientation, and receive fast-track reserve-line ferry tickets. On Liberty Island, ascend to the Statue of Liberty pedestal, which is out of bounds for general admission ticket holders. Plus, visit Ellis Island too.
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  • 3 hours
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Exclusive:Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour-OPEN

Exclusive:Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour-OPEN

Visit three of New York City’s most important locations on a 5-hour group tour. Set a leisurely pace, the tour is designed to give you an immersive experience. Ask questions and pause for photos whenever you like. Begin in Battery Park, then join your guide on the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, where you enjoy complimentary admission. Conclude with a stop at the National 9/11 Memorial.
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  • 5 hours
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US$95.99
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line Tour

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line Tour

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You can explore Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty—without the trouble of planning or navigating on your own—with this hassle-free half-day tour. Start your adventure exploring Battery Park, before you're whisked past the lines for a scenic ferry ride in New York Harbor. Take your time admiring Lady Liberty with an audio tour and prebooked admission tickets, and even upgrade your experience and to visit the Pedestal for to make the most of your day.
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  • 4 hours
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
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US$289.00
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US$289.00

New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
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NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

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See New York City from the water with a sightseeing cruise from a bustling East River Pier. Navigate the New York Harbor for stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, watch for the iconic shape of the World Financial Center, and capture unforgettable images of the city skyline. See Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, then watch the Big Apple’s shoreline unfurl as you take it in from the deck of a comfortable sightseeing vessel.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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US$27.00
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this helicopter ride in Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight of one of the world's most iconic cities.
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  • 15 minutes
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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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Cruise the New York Harbor in style—and enjoy a speedy and convenient way to see some of its highlights—on this seamless sightseeing cruise. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, make your own way to Pier 36, and hop aboard your vessel. Get comfortable indoors or on the outer decks, and keep your camera at the ready: you’ll glide past the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and more.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Downtown All Access One World Observatory 9/11 Memorial Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
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Private Downtown All Access One World Observatory 9/11 Memorial Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

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This private walking tour of downtown Manhattan includes visits to the 9/11 Memorial, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Round-trip ferry ticket and all entrance fees are included on this private tour, which guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, upgrade to include a visit to the One World Observatory.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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NYC: 9/11 Memorial Museum Tickets & Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets

NYC: 9/11 Memorial Museum Tickets & Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets

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Skip the long lines at one of New York City's best-known landmarks—the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The attraction draws large crowds of visitors daily, so you can save time by pre-booking admission and securing skip-the-line-entry. To complete your New York City experience, this package includes Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ferry tickets.
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  • 5 hours
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Skip-the-Line Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Battery Park

Skip-the-Line Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Battery Park

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Explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace on this full-day tour. A guide ensures your day runs smoothly, from a guided tour of Battery Park to helping you navigate the ferries. Maximize your time on Liberty Island with priority access, an audio guide, and pedestal access. A visit to Ellis Island adds to your knowledge of the city’s role in US history.
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  • 1 day
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US$61.32
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Wall Street Tour with Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ticket

Wall Street Tour with Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ticket

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[Best Valued 4-Hour Experience] Wall Street is the Financial Capital of the World. This tour provides deep insight into how consulting firms, investment banks, and financial markets work. Going forward it covers the 2008 Financial Collapse and the headline news of GameStop and cryptocurrencies. Strolling through cobblestone streets, hear how Bernard Madoff executed the largest Ponzi Scheme in history. Learn why in 2020, oil prices plummeted from $18 a barrel -$37. Yes, oil producers were paying people $37 a barrel to take it off their hands. This tour is the perfect primer for those interested in how financial markets operate. We’ll visit the Wall Street District and the World Financial Center. This package includes entry onto the Liberty and Ellis Islands. The Statue of Liberty is a universal symbol of freedom, which greeted millions of immigrants, embodying hope and opportunity. This is a self-guided tour, where visitors are welcome to leisurely explore both islands until closing.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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US$57.95
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Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty remain two of New York’s most significant landmarks—and on this seamless, half-day tour, you can visit both. Pre-booked ferry tickets and skip-the-line access grant you extra time to explore both sites, as well as the National Museum of Immigration. Plus, a guided tour enables history buffs to learn more about the important role these sites played in the nation’s history.
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  • 5 hours
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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour Reserve Access Ticket-OPENED

Skip the Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour Reserve Access Ticket-OPENED

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Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour from Manhattan by ferry with priority boarding. Take a guided tour of Ellis Island, where you can stay afterward, if you wish, to look for your own family record. You also have the option to upgrade to include access to the Statue of Liberty pedestal.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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NOW OPENED: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Cruise 60-Minute

NOW OPENED: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Cruise 60-Minute

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See one of New York City's most photographed monuments from the water on this 60-minute cruise in New York Harbor. Take your spot on the boat and enjoy cruising right up alongside the Statue of Liberty for awesome photo ops, then head for Ellis Island and a pass under the Brooklyn Bridge. Taking a boat tour like this is one of the best ways to get frame-worthy photos of the Manhattan skyline.
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  • 1 hour
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
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New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

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Visit more than 100 NYC attractions with the money-saving Sightseeing Pass, which allows you to customize your sightseeing itinerary. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, or 10-day pass to suit your schedule. Enjoy free entry to One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, plus many more, and enjoy unlimited access to CitySightseeing hop-on hop-off buses for the duration of your pass. 
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  • 1 to 10 days
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

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Get an aerial view of New York City on this comprehensive helicopter ride. The sightseeing flight reveals all the top landmarks—from Central Park and Times Square to the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. This enables you to see more in minutes than you could in a day of exploring on foot, making the tour ideal for first-time visitors who want to get acquainted with the city.
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  • 30 minutes
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Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

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This custom sightseeing tour on the Hudson River is designed for photographers and tourists alike. Travel on the same media boat that news photographers use to cover breaking stories, and view more than 40 iconic sights—including the New York City skyline—from unique vantage points. The captain’s narration provides a comprehensive overview of New York Harbor, with close-up views of landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City

NYC Statue of Liberty Tall Ship Sail aboard Clipper City

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Admire New York City's famous skyline from the water on this afternoon cruise. Choose from two departure times and set sail around New York Harbor on-board a historic sailboat. Enjoy incredible views of Manhattan and spot landmarks such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. While on-board, help raise the sails or even take a turn navigating the ship.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Ellis Island hours of operation?
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Ellis Island hours of operation: Open every day except Dec 25. Visiting hours are dependent on ferry schedules. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ellis Island tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ellis Island can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ellis Island 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ellis Island costs USD 45.00. Guided Ellis Island tours start around USD 45.00 per person.
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